In Summer 2021 the Sandcastle is open 5 June – 29 August, daily 10-21
The Sandcastle has charmed visitors more than seventeen times since 2004. Themes have changed every year, and millions of kilos of sand are used to carve this magnificent Sandcastle. There will be a cosy oasis for the whole family with a new pop-up theme park complex with bouncing castles next summer. The Sandcastle in 2021 will be more active than ever, and it will be built around a diverse world of games and playing. The Sandcastle is the starting point and terminus of the street train, but you can also hop aboard from the corner of the shopping mall IsoKristiina. By train, you can conveniently travel through the city; see the historical Garrison area of Dragoon Hill and the Old Town Lappeenranta Fortress or move to the Myllysaari family park and beach area.
The City Tourist Information office also operates in the Sandcastle area, where you can get brochures, maps, current information about places to visit, events and services in Lappeenranta region. The Tourist Information also organizes guided tours: Bordertown Filming Locations Tour and The Old Town Hall tours.
The Sandcastle area will offer more extensive equipment rental next summer. The rental equipment includes basic hiking gear that gives tourists more opportunities to visit the archipelago and stay overnight in nature.
In the summer, you can take combined canoeing - floating sauna or cycling - floating sauna tours from the Sandcastle, or go on a fishing excursion. The stunning Saimaa Geopark sites are included in the new canoeing locations; you should first explore the Geopark sites at the Saimaarium Nature and Science Center, next to the Sandcastle.
You can also use a city bike and explore Lappeenranta, one of the Europe´s greenest city!
Sandcastle Information point is open:
5 June – 29 August daily at 10 am - 6 pm
Satamatie 11, 53900 Lappeenranta
phone +358 40 572 2224